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    Obama to Say “Bienvenue” to Trudeau

    The hottie’s coming to Washington. Canada’s prime minister and his wife will be guests at the White House this Thursday for the first Canadian state dinner since 1997. Justin Trudeau’s not a big fan of monetary policy for stimulating growth — a strategy being tested to the limit from Berlin to Beijing — preferring instead to ramp up government spending to raise middle class incomes and hopefully spur the economy. Expect discussions on his distaste for a “balance the books” mentality, as well as issues like energy, climate change and border security. 

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